Well-known and respected for his dedication, passion and love for the wine industry, Newald Marais has many an inspiring tale to tell buoyed by a long list of award-winning wines. In a garage on his family's farm Welgeluk outside of Robertson, this local lad's youthful inquisitiveness led to his first wine-making experience. After high school, he studied viticulture and pomology at Elsenburg Agricultural College near Stellenbosch.
His boyish curiousity had matured into a full-blown quest to further hone his wine making skills and led him to Germany to study at Weinbauschule Weinsberg. Achieving great success as wine maker at prominent wine estates, Newald returned to his valley of origin in 2002 to become a sought-after wine making consultant to a variety of cellars. Just outside of Robertson, a singular and notable hill known as Kranskop rises from the heart of the Klaasvoogds meander.
Nestled on its gentle slope and overlooking the valley below, its namesake is a wine lover's treasure trove waiting to be discovered. Here at Kranskop Wine Estate, the harmony between the land, the sun and the fruits of the vines is transformed into bottled passion, the perfect marriage of aroma and taste. Situated on the popular Route 62, a less than two hours drive from Cape Town, Kranskop Wine Estate is the ideal destination for people in search of relaxation and great wine. Experience the stillness and calming effect of the farm life whilst savouring a glass of wine on the tasting deck - that many acclaim offers the best view in the valley!